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Poster: angular Date: Jan 31, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Karma Bear

I have been instructed by a brother in law that the dancing bear is actually a "karma bear". What I am seeking is how true this is. To me it has always been refered to as a dancing bear.
It seems that the phrase "poking the bear" is used in conjunction with tempting fate or taking uneccessary (sp?) chances with a possible detrimental outcome. And the dancing bear is a result of the same "poking the bear" scenario, but with karma (in the sense of what comes around goes around).
Is this smoke being blown up my nether region?
What is the history behind the dancing bear?
Please pardon my ignorance if this is a stupid question.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Karma Bear

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d6/GDDancingBears.jpg/260px-GDDancingBears.jpg

Dancing bears: A series of stylized dancing bears was drawn by Bob Thomas as part of the back cover for the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice).[55] The bear is a reference to Owsley "Bear" Stanley, who recorded and produced the album. Bear himself wrote, "... the bears on the album cover are not really 'dancing'. I don't know why people think they are, their positions are quite obviously those of a high-stepping march."

http://www.thebear.org/bearstory.html

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Poster: angular Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Karma Bear

That's what I told my BIL. It was for Owsley.
Thank you

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jan 31, 2010 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Karma Bear

cept for yellow,he's not high stepping!!!MMMM?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 31, 2010 11:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Karma Bear

actually they are doing Tai Chi, and yellow is resting

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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Feb 1, 2010 3:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Karma Bear

Yellow bear looks like he's going to bust into a Mississippi half-step waltz.